Birmingham's Theater and Retail District

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Arcadia Publishing, Mar 30, 2005 - Photography - 128 pages
From the 1890s to the 1970s, the thriving area of Birmingham between Eighteenth and Twenty-first Streets along First, Second, and Third Avenues was the bustling heart of this quickly growing city. Before the age of the shopping mall, the downtown was the center of retail and entertainment in Birmingham. Along these streets, entrepreneurial immigrants built department storesincluding Pizitz and Loveman, Joseph, and Loebwhile the marquees of the Alabama, Ritz, and Lyric theaters, among others, shined over the busy downtown sidewalks.
 

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Contents

Title Page
Two PRIVATEER AND CONCORD TOWNSHIPS
Three MAYESVILLE AND SHILOH TOWNSHIPS
Four PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP
Five RAFTING CREEK TOWNSHIP
Seven SHAWAIR FORCE BASE
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About the author (2005)

Author Tim Hollis is a Birmingham native who fondly recalls the golden days of Birminghams downtown. He has written several books about entertainment in the South. Birminghams Theater and Retail District is compiled of images he has amassed over years of research as he has worked to preserve the history of this vibrant neighborhood.